In in one quick second my get off my butt and run every other day plan has come to a halt.
And all I can say is when your calf muscle feels a bit funny while running, maybe stop before you feel the pop.
But of course, I didn’t. Instead, I just figured it would go away as I continued my run.
And like some sort of cruel joke it didn’t go away, in fact when I was 2.5 km (about 1.5 miles) from home without my cell phone, the pop happened. My best run so far, came to an instant halt and I had to hobble home.
According to Dr. Google I’ve managed to give myself a Grade 2 Calf Strain. I am clearly completely unqualified to diagnose myself, and I suspect Dr. Goodle is as well, but alas, that’s what I’m going with. On the assumption I’m correct with the calf strain diagnosis, I truly don’t think it’s a grade 3 calf strain, which means it isn’t bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. But, realizing the limitations of the Dr. Google diagnosis, if I still cannot put weight on the ball of my foot in a few days, I may make an appointment with my real doctor.
But, like all not-so-smart people who pushed through a pain and makes everything worse, I also refuse to take a break from my basic fitness plan. As I’m three weeks into my get off my butt and run every other day plan, I cannot give up now. Because knowing me giving up, even if just temporarily, means I may just stop entirely. And stopping entirely is not an option.
So, I’m going to switch things up. Instead of running, I’m going to bike every other day. I don’t know much about human anatomy, but I’m pretty sure that the muscles used cycling are different then the ones used running. So, I’m hoping that the muscle I have hurt wont hurt if I go biking. So, tonight Mr. MPB is going to do a quick once over of my bike and make sure it’s ready to roll. And Friday morning, I’m going to hit the trails!
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